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Benjamin Stanton

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  • Name  Benjamin Stanton 
    Born  8 Jul 1746  Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Dec 1798  Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8285  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Jun 2012 

    Father  Henry Stanton, Sr.,   b. 22 May 1688, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751, Core Sound MM, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lydia Albertson,   b. 20 Nov 1721, Perquimans, Perquimans, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Aug 1745  Core Sound MM, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F8583  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elizabeth Carver,   b. Abt 1748, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1772 
    Married  21 Feb 1768  Pasquotank MM, Pasquotank, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Stanton,   b. 9 Oct 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  27 Oct 2009 
    Family ID  F3211  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Abigail Macy,   b. 1753, Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1825, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Sep 1773  New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. David Stanton,   b. 3 Nov 1774, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Young
     2. Elizabeth Stanton,   b. 24 Dec 1775, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1863, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Stanton,   b. 12 Jan 1778, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1843, Massillon, Stark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Avis Stanton,   b. 1 Dec 1779, Beaufort, Carteret, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1863, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anna Stanton,   b. 12 Jun 1782, Beaufort, Carteret, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Logan, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Henry Stanton,   b. 25 Feb 1784, Beaufort, Carteret, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863
     7. Abigail Stanton,   b. 23 Mar 1786, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1839, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. David Stanton,   b. 1 May 1788, Carteret, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1827, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lydia Stanton,   b. 11 Oct 1790, Beaufort, Carteret, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1865, Clear Creek, Highland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Benjamin Stanton,   b. 28 Feb 1793, Beaufort, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1861
     11. Joseph Stanton,   b. 12 Jan 1797, Beaufort, Carteret, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1835, Springboro, Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  27 Oct 2009 
    Family ID  F2261  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jul 1746 - Carteret, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Feb 1768 - Pasquotank MM, Pasquotank, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1773 - New Garden MM, Guilford, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Dec 1798 - Carteret, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BENJAMIN STANTON From "Records of the Dillingham & Williams Families, From 1640-1930," Compiled by Charles H. Lloyd, p.4-5.

      Benjamin Stanton, Sr., died in the 12th month 1798, in the house in which he was born and lived through life in North Carolina, and the age of 52 years. His wife Abigail died June 5, 1825 in Ohio, age 72 years, having lived a widow 27 years. She was a native of Nantucket. In 1772, at the age of 19 she was migrated with her parents, David and Dinah Macy to New Garden, Gilford County, NC. After a residence of nearly two years, she married Benjamin Stanton of Cartrite County, that state, where she resided during the 25 years of her married life, and occupied as a dwelling his house where her husband was born and lived through life, and was therefore the birthplace of all their children.

      In early manhood, Benjamin Stanton became the owner of slaves by inheritance from his father. These he held only a few years previous to emancipating them. He owned a shipyard and was engaged for a time in building ships. He acquired a large land estate in Cartrite and Craven counties. The large ordance used during rebellion for commanding Beaufort was planted on Shackelford's bank, which was owned by him.

      ******************** Lived and died in the house in which he was born. The house was on Ware Creek, which flows into Newport River, about four miles north of the town of Beaufort, the terminus of a railway. He was minister of the Society of Friends. (Our Ancestors, The Stantons, p. 39)
    • (Research):THE STANTON FAMILY.

      BENJAMIN AND ABAGAIL MACY STANTON are in the last decades given mention in history as the grandparents of Edwin M. Stan They lived many years in North Carolina, but were of 'New England birth. `Abagail, previous to her marriage was a Macy, of Nantucket, and related with the Coffins and Folgers, all families intimately connected with the local history of that Island and made illustrious by the many descended from them of marked force and intelligence. These qualities did not lie downward with Abagial Stanton. Soon after her husband's death, she with her large family of children, some of them quite young, turned her face toward the remote and then almost unexplored wilderness west of the Ohio river. She made the journey with a considerable body, all members of the Society of Friends, who like herself felt the gall of slavery's presence too keenly to remain longer under its shadow. They remained in Western Pennsylvania until land could be entered from the government, they hastened on crossing the river at what is now known as Portland, fourteen miles below Stenbenville. The trees had to be felled before the teams could proceed to where Mt. Pleasant now stands. The wagon of Abagail Stanton is said to have been the first to avail of this inroad of civilization on nature's domain. This was in the year 1800. She located on section 23, one mile west of Mt. Pleasant. Part of this is now known as the Griffith farm. In the 1806 the stipulated pay of $2.00 per acre, being made a parchment deed from the government was given for the whole section, signed by Thomas Jefferson, president, and James Madison, secretary of state. Abagail Stanton retained four hundred and eighty acres of this. Here, under the difficulties of pioneer life she established a home under an administration so wise that as her children reached the age to pass out in the world, it was to positions of honor and usefulness. It was David her oldest son who married Lucy Norman. These were the parents of Edwin M. Stanton. Dur that eventful period in which he hold the position of secre of war, he paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of his grandmother. A committee of Friends from the yearly meet held at Race street, Philadelphia, was delegated to visit Washington, call upon the president and heads of the godern departments to prevent certain interests of the slaves, and plead with those in power to direct this towards unfettering them, Secretary Stanton with much feeling assured this committee that while the memory of the inheritance bequeathed by his grandmother, in toiling from a slave state with her children about her, that they might have the vigor from the freedom of the North, remained, and while he could recall words he had heard from her lips while seated a little child near her feet in in the gallery of the Friends' meetings, he would never neglect his duty to the Slave. Though not recorded as a minister of the Society, she was a woman active in the administration of affairs of the church, and doubtless her voice was often heard in wise counsel. In those days the capacity of the meeting-houses fro illy accommodated the number assembling, and the lit children were glad of seats on the gallery steps. Benjamin, a younger son of Abagail Stanton, while pursuing the study of medicine in Wheeling, Virginia, shared his room with Benja Lundy. The two young men were closely attached to each other, and also in especial sympathy on that vital subject, slav which claimed a life long interest from both. This inti continued through the life of Lundy, and the family of Dr. Stanton, at their home in Salem, Ohio, still preserve a worn copy of the first prospectus issued for publishing in Mt. Pleasant Ohio, a periodical work to be entitled, The (Genius of Universal Emanci'ation," with the solitary name of Benjamin Stanton appended as subscriber. In this family is also preserved the clock which the provident grandmother preserved in bringing from the Carolina home, carefully packed among her few neces in such a way as to prevent it from being burdensome. Its face beams down with as much dignity as though it had never known the presence of low cabin joists, and its tick-tock is as heartsome as when it measured the swift year that carried the infant son and daughters from the mother's arms out into the world and to homes of their own. Abagail Stanton retained the comfortable home which she had made in the wilderness un 1817, when her children having scattered, and ago making inroads, she sold it to her son-in-law, Aaron Brown. In 1818 it was again sold to Evan Griffith from Chester County, Pennsylvania. This farm is still in the possession of the descend of Evan Griffith, and is the home of Able M. Walker, for of York County, Pennsylvania. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Pasquotank (Symons Creek) MM, Vol I, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 117 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S71] New Garden Monthly Meeting, Vol I - Guilford County, North Carolina, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 558 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S71] New Garden Monthly Meeting, Vol I - Guilford County, North Carolina, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 574 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S25] County and Family Histories: OHIO, Page 545, Chapter XXIV (Reliability: 3).